Sunday, November 02, 2008

The best fucking street food ever!!

Hopefully we have established that if I am littering the blogosphere with f-bombs, that which is being bombed is really important....and most likely freakishly good to eat. Such is the case of the insanely and immediately addictive roast chili (or as they prefer "chilli") pork slices from the Bee Cheeng Hiang stand outside the Causeway Bay MTR stop in Hong Kong. Tender with a sweet-spicy glaze, I could eat pounds of them. We had them on our first day and were seriously smitten. We've had them twice since and I am more than a little worried about what my state of mind will be when I am back home in Oregon and they are 7000 miles away. But such are worries for another day, because tomorrow I will be back in line, ready to sell my soul again to the devil that is the Bee Cheeng Hiang chilli pork.

A few more favorite street eats from our HK adventure.....
Skewered squid that is boiled and served hot and tastes remarkably, and not to go all cliché, like chicken. FYI- almosrt anything on a skewer and eaten on the HK streets will make you happy!
A container of noodles where you choose your toppings!
Fish ball siu maai...see also shrimp or pork or any combo thereof siu maai
Curried fish balls from my man here in Yung Shue Wan on Lamma Island
The famous Kin Hing Tofu Dessert stand just outside of Yung Shue Won on Lamma Island, which w declared to be among the best ever!

Also tried but not photographed were the sweet buns from almost any bakery; an amazing crsipy skinned stuffed intestine skewer; and innumerable other things I know I am missing, dammit!!

4 comments:

kab said...

We're droolin' here!

Sarah said...

Cool! Wouldn't the fried octopus tentacles be a tad chewy? How do you eat that, with some kind of dipping sauce? Anyway, it looks very cool!

Anonymous said...

Bee Chiang Heng is a Singaporean company in South East Asia. The origin of BBQ pork slices was created in Singapore as poor man's food way back in the early 1900's! There are lots of these outlets in Singapore. Bee Chiang Heng franchises out their brand name where you can find outlets in Australia too! In Singapore, these BBQ pork slices are usually given as gifts to relatives, close friends & corporate customers close to the Chinese New Year period. Its a tradition that is done here in Singapore. It is also eaten all the year round but with more significance before the Chinese New Year period as you will see long queues around these outlets. As overseas Chinese have settled wide & far around the world, the types of food that is packaged as Chinese New Year gifts vary from country to country in their adopted homelands. So what is common practice in Singapore is not the norm in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, Chinese New Year gifts are egg rolls.

bb said...

KAB- it was SO drool-worthy!

Sarah...it actually wasn't as chewy as you would think. They have soy based sauce and ho chili sauces available at most stands.

anon- Thanks for all the filler info...I appreciate it!